Your zfs was working properly but you have upgraded your system, including the kernel, and your zfs is no more available.
This is normal because zfs was compiled for the other one.
So all you will have to do is to execute the following commands (do not forget of course to install/put in place the needed linux source or headers before that):
PS: If you install the debian package of linux-headers (e.g. linux-headers-3.16.0-4-amd64), most probably the zfs modules will be compiled automatically. Do above commands if you have the kernel/headers installed manually.
And no matter what, at the end, you will have to restart zfs:
root@pluto:~# zfs list no datasets available root@pluto:~# /etc/init.d/zfs-mount stop [ ok ] Checking if zfs userspace tools present. [ ok ] Unmounting ZFS filesystems. [ ok ] Unmounting volumes registered in fstab: . [....] Exporting ZFS poolsrmmod: ERROR: Module zfs is in use . ok root@pluto:~# /etc/init.d/zfs-mount start [ ok ] Checking if zfs userspace tools present. [ ok ] Importing ZFS pool backups (using /dev/disk/by-vdev)[....] Importing ZFS pool backups (using /dev/disk/by-id). [ ok ] Mounting ZFS filesystems not yet mounted. [ ok ] Mounting volumes registered in fstab: . root@pluto:~# zpool list NAME SIZE ALLOC FREE EXPANDSZ FRAG CAP DEDUP HEALTH ALTROOT backups 200G 106G 93.1G 16.0E - 53% 1.00x ONLINE -